Baja Belle is down in San Felipe and I’m out of retirement, so I’m filling in for Carolyn today and I’ll be back as before. I really want to thank all of you who left such nice comments on the Korner and Facebook. I realized how much I missed writing Kat’s Korner and so here I am. I sure wish I could have been at Rumors last night, where Sam Grubb and Carolyn Richardson and many more musicians and folks involved in the making of it, were celebrating the CD release. (Bruce Barber was out of town). I’m sure I’ll get some photos to post and Sam or Baja Belle will probably write about it but it’s not the same as being there. The last (and only) CD release party I went to was at Rumors with Denny Flannigan, Artuor, Tavo, Jim and many more peeps and it was a blast. We all felt like we were famous; well, at least for a few hours. Congratulations to Sam and all who contributed and here’s a link to the names of everyone involved in the making of Sam’s CD. We have a lot of local talent to boast about! This is a photo of all the folks involved in this project which was provided by Sam Grubb. (I’m thinking Sandi Flannigan took the photo, but I don’t know for sure).
There have been so many times in the last week I’ve thought of something funny or whatever and I thought to myself, I’ve got to put that on the Korner and then I remembered, I retired. I just can’t not write Kat’s Korner (great English) so, humbly I am no longer retired. Well, not that humble, but I’m working on it. David Dietrich sent me photos taken by Rodney Windrim of the Baja 250. I’ll post a few here but I put them in an album on Kat’s Galleries. You can see those by clicking here. Photo by Rodney Windrim.
“SAN FELIPE, Mexico—Picking up where he left off last season with his third consecutive race win in San Felipe, Las Vegas’ Rob MacCachren overpowered a talent-laden field of 207 starters to capture the overall and SCORE Trophy Truck victory Saturday in the 26th Annual MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250. SCORE released the official results today after completion of vehicle data tracking device review. After starting first and slipping behind early in the elapsed-time race MacCachren worked his way back up to the front to re-take the lead at race-mile 172 in the No. 20 Rockstar Energy/MasterCraft Racing Ford F-150 SCORE Trophy Truck, ‘Rockstar Rob’ roared over and through the sandy, silty, rocky and dusty 248.64-mile course in four hours, 25 minutes, three seconds at an average speed of 56.29 miles per hour.” This was provided by Dominic of Score and you can read more about the winners and comments from racers by clicking here. Photo by Rodney Windrim.
I hope everyone enjoyed corn beef and cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day. I’m part Irish, but I’d rather eat nails than cabbage. Just the smell of it cooking makes me ill. Must have been some childhood trauma with a cabbage head. I almost wrote, “speaking of cabbage heads” because of course I thought it was funny but not appropriate to my next announcement. VIVA needs some volunteers to help Marie at the Segunda. VIVA is our new group, which is a combination of the two old groups, Zapp and SFAR and they are our dog saviors in San Felipe, so if you can help out, that would be very cool. Here’s their notice: “VIVA is in need of volunteers to help Marie process donations; service our customers and help our community with animal support. It is a major communication center for the community and has helped injured animals, found lost dogs and adopted cats to forever homes. The days most in need of help are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. We are open 10-4 and shifts of 10-1 and 1-4 are available. Help us at the Segunda and help our animal advocacy efforts in San Felipe. If you are interested in volunteering at the Segunda, please contact Marcia at 686-214-1383 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.” Photo by Rodney Windrim.
Here is some positive news about Mexico, “A really good article about travel in Mexico, from CNN Travel – click here and my buddy Caz from the mountains, sent me this link “This is the BEST source (and most reasonable — more so than buying in real time) for fruits & nuts: Click here. And speaking of nuts, the San Felipe Blues and Arts Fiesta is on schedule for Saturday, March 24 on the beach at the El Cortez Hotel. This is the sixth annual fiesta and you can contact any Lyons member for tickets. The cost is $20 in advance and $25 at the door and proceeds go for various San Felipe charitable causes. I wonder how many boat owners will be watching from the Sea of Cortez. I don’t know the setup for the event on the beach, but I would imagine they would have the stage on the veranda or at one end of the beach. I don’t have a list of places selling tickets, but I’m sure they have them at the Los Arcos Restaurant. Last year, Shirley Moore of the Lyons Club, left a comment with contact info, etc., so if you are reading this Shirley, would you please drop a comment. Thanks. Photo by Rodney Windrim.
Well, I did receive an abbreviated scoop, which cracked me up, from my roving reporter, Baja Belle, and thank you very much Carolyn: “St Patty’s festivities abound throughout our fair city–The circus has come to town, among the many events over the long holiday weekend! Circo Cesar Palace has hit town, with their first performance tonight, March 16, through Monday–and a last performance on Tuesday if crowds warrant. Cost is 50 pesos. Come one, come all, the circus is in town to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Other celebrations include traditional corn beef and cabbage at the Pavillion beginning I believe at 6 pm, and from 1-4 pm also on Saturday at Rumors. Tonight this roving reporter will catch up with Sam the Man (Sam Grubb) at his new CD release party, at Rumors. Photos to follow as soon as my cameraman can focus again after the margaritas and Tecate beer we enjoyed at the Sweet Spot for lunch this afternoon. Terrific meal and super ambiance. More scoops to follow!” I realize this is now in the past, but I’m sure the scoop on how it went will be enjoyed by us all. It feels good to be back. I’ll let you know about the fish fry planned for next week or fin de semana, which is fresh fish and the proceeds go to scholarships for the Catholic school. It’s a great academy and I have a few ex-English students who have continued their English at the school and a couple have graduated. Uria Amor, next to People’s Gallery has tickets and more information. Thanks for sticking around and I’ll be back; you can bank on it.